Potential clients, present clients, and past clients:
I’m announcing my retirement with a prospective date of 12/31/17. I’ll be honoring all obligations that exist after that time for court appearances and all work necessary to close files. It’s been a great 44 years in practice. Thank you one and all. This website will likely shut down in early 2018.


Associations & memberships

  • Columbus Bar Association (Chairman, Family Law Committee, 1984-1986)
  • Ohio State Bar Association (Chairman, Family Law Committee, 1996-1998; Member, Family Law Committee, 1985)
  • American Bar Association

Biographical details

Omicron Delta Kappa. Assistant Attorney General of Ohio, 1974-1976. Member: Governor’s Commission on Child Support, 1984-1985. State Child Support Guideline Review Commission, 1996-1997. Board Member, Ohio Center for Law-Related Education, 2004. Ohio Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Children, Families and the Courts, 2010.


  • Pacht v. Jadd 13 Ohio App. 3d 363 (1983)
  • Beagle v. Beagle 2008-Ohio-764
  • Beagle v. Beagle 2009-Ohio-6570

Thomas E. Friedman, Attorney at Law serves clients in Columbus and throughout Central Ohio.